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War in Ukraine. Corruption scandal in the army. The traces lead to Poland

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It was the first to report the matter National Anticorruption Bureau Ukrainy (NABU). In a statement sent to the media, it was stated that the searches had been carried out simultaneously in several places in the territory Polish i Ukraine.

“Searches were carried out as part of the case regarding possible purchase of weapons at inflated prices in the period from April 2022 to February 2023. This became possible thanks to the cooperation of NABU, the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and the department for combating criminal terrorism and homicides of the Capital Police Headquarters of the Republic of Poland as part of the international legal assistance mechanism,” it was reported.

The actions of officers and investigators are aimed at examining the complete supply chain and verification of reports of artificial price increases.

“The collected evidence will be used by NABU detectives to make a legal assessment of the actions. The investigation is currently ongoing. The management of the Ministry of National Defense actively supports the National Office in conducting criminal proceedings,” it was emphasized.

We asked the press office of the Warsaw Police Headquarters to comment on the matter. We are waiting for answer.

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Equipment deliveries to Ukraine. Prices overpriced by 57 percent

According to information provided by the Ukrainian media, the case may be related to supplies to the Ukrainian Armed Forces 122 mm shells for D-30 howitzers.

As journalists from the Censor.NET portal managed to establish, citing sources in the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the price of a single missile was overestimated by EUR 345. This resulted in total losses of nearly $1 billion.

Due to media reports about irregularities, then head of the Ministry of Defense Ołeksij Reznikow decided to dismiss two heads of Ukrainian companies importing equipment for the army.

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